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Prof. Michael Rustad

Study in Sweden, Summer 2002

June 16 - July 9, 2002

I'll be in Sweden between June 14 and July 12. I've decided to stay in the Graduate House of Masters rather than have an apartment this summer. I am flying Icelandic air out of Boston directly to Copenhagen. I'll then take the train across the bridge that was completed between Sweden and Denmark in July of 2000. I took the bridge only once. Erica and I had to travel by boat between Sweden and Denmark for most of the summer.


Foreign legal study is now an essential part of lawyer training and study abroad is the most effective way to learn to manage the differences among legal systems. Suffolk University Law School and the University of Lund present the fourth annual Summer Law Program in Sweden. Through this program, students have an opportunity to participate in comparative, international business and law courses while living in the charming, medieval city of Lund, Sweden. The high level of integration of law students and law faculty from the University of Lund distinguishes our program from other foreign country programs and offers students an excellent opportunity to learn from each other as well as the instructors. 

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The program will begin with an orientation on Sunday, June 16, 2002, classes from Monday, June 17 through Friday, July 5 and examinations on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9, 2002.

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Enrollment is limited to forty United States law school students. Courses will be taught by members of the faculty of law from Suffolk University Law School and the University of Lund. Students may enroll in up to two ABA approved courses for a total of four academic credits and will participate in a number of exciting and informative excursions.Single-room accommodations are available in the University of Lund International Graduate House of Masters, a modern state of the art housing facility a five minute walk from the classrooms.

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Students will be provided with access to the University of Lund Law Library and computer laboratory with e-mail and Westlaw/Lexis capabilities. In addition, students with laptops, who complete the network connection portion of the program application, will have access to the internet from their rooms at the International House of Masters.

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About The Institutions

Suffolk University Law School

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Located in the legal and business center of Boston, Massachusetts, Suffolk University Law School was founded in 1906 and has grown to be one of the largest law schools in the country. The newly-built Sargent Hall was dedicated in 1999, and is the most technologically advanced law school of its kind, exemplified by the availability of Internet access at every seat in the classrooms, library, dining room, and common areas.

The core curriculum provides a strong legal foundation for more than 200 upper-level elective courses, as well as four specialty concentrations in the JD program and five joint-degree programs that combine law with business, public administration, international economics, finance and criminal justice. Suffolk University Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

The University of Lund, established in 1666, is among the most prestigious universities in Scandinavia. The Faculty of Law ­ known in Lund as Juridicum ­ is presently the workplace of 2,000 students and some 70 teachers, including 17 full professors. One of the first Professors of Law at Lund was Samuel Pufendorf often regarded as one of the founders of Contemporary European Jurisprudence and International Law.

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In addition, the world famous Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights is a part of the University of Lund.

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